things that make me swoon

Everyday Luxury

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Jeff asked me over an afternoon of Kona Brewing and happy hour nachos what everyday luxury item I would buy if money was no option. It couldn't be anything crazy  - no cars or vacation homes in the French countryside. Just an everyday item that I wanted to splurge...

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Crying Over Spilled Salt PLUS a Giveaway!

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You know how they say you shouldn’t cry over spilled milk? What about spilled salt? ‘Cuz I definitely did. On New Year’s Eve of 2009, I won the cutest salt and pepper shakers from Anthropologie at a bridal shower for one of our brides. At the time, I didn't have...

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Love Notes that Stick

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I'm a little forgetful. Ok, a LOT forgetful. But only when it comes to sweets. And when I say 'sweets', I mean when Jeff says really sweet things about me. One day he'll tell me that he thinks I'm a wonderful writer and go on and on and on about my entertaining...

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The Youngrens are on Pinterest. Finally.

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I feel a mixture of embarrassment and excitement. I've finally joined the masses on Pinterest. Finally. It's not unusual for me to be behind the times. I didn't get a cell phone until college. All of my friends were texting by sophomore year. Of high school. And...

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The Sperrys

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Jeff has a thing for boat shoes. They're like clouds on his feet, he says. When he bought the green pair below, he was just beside himself that he found a pair of shoes that combined his two shoe loves - Sperrys and Vans. And when he saw this adorable yellow pair...

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Erin-Sized Pancakes

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Jeff's favorite breakfast dish to make me is mini-pancakes. He calls them Erin-sized pancakes, because I have this particular *thing* for mini pancakes... It's not anything weird, but I just think that mini-pancakes are way better than regular sized pancakes in...

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My Idea of Heaven

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My sign would read: Scooter rides until we're 90 years old. What would your sign say?   PS The old couple at the end makes me cry every time. My greatest goal in life is to be them someday. Hugs,...

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Kisses on the Grand Canal

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In 2009, we celebrated in Venice. In 2010, we were traveling Southeast Asia. This year, we're riding scooters around our neighborhood in San Diego. It never seems to matter where we are or what we're doing. Valentine's Day has always made me fall in love all over...

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Best Monday Ever

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I woke up with a horrible case of the Cranky Pants on Monday morning. And like most Cranky-Pants syndromes, it was for absolutely no reason. Jeff and I have learned to communicate in very special ways and we’ve figured out that when I wake up a little *eh-hem*...

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